Planning Account Executive

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Position at Wavemaker

Job Spec: Planning Account Executive, Wavemaker


Location: Wavemaker London, Sea Containers 18 Upper Ground, London SE1 9ET


About Wavemaker

We believe there is always a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fueled by the world’s most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it’s not easy, but if it’s in you, we will get it out of you.

Our 7,600 people across 90 markets provoke growth for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:

  • deep knowledge we have of our clients’ business
  • confidence to challenge what’s gone before
  • the support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company. Discover more on, Twitter and LinkedIn 


Reporting to:

  • Laura-Louise Cooper – Planning Account Director


Role context:


As an Account Executive you will support the Account Director and the planning team to ensure operational excellence across client business. This means assisting in all areas of day-to-day campaign management from initial brief to post campaign performance reviews.  You will maintain exemplary standards in internal management and coordination, proactively and progressively take ownership of tasks and maintain a constant dialogue with the planning and activation teams to ensure client service expectations are met and delivered.



  • Morrisons 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Account Director in delivery of responses to client requests and briefs in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.
  • Work collaboratively with planning, data & analytics and activation teams to deliver on client requirements.
  • Assist in the planning and activation of local, regional and national campaigns for Morrisons across all active channels.
  • Schedule management, from initial creation to ongoing maintenance (accounting for any changes or updates).
  • Have a deep understanding of client’s business, brands, sector, competitors, and audiences.
  • Lead management and delivery of regular regional client status.
  • Contribute to the creation and delivery of client presentations.
  • Develop an understanding of financial and commercial awareness including client profitability.
  • Ensure financial management processes are followed to a high standard. Invoices are raised on time, PO trackers are maintained, payments are made by clients on time, reconciliations are completed, invoice queries are addressed etc.
  • Manage and prioritise your workload.
  • Be fully prepared for all internal and external meetings.
  • Develop strong relationships with clients, media owners, the Wavemaker planning team, the broader Wavemaker community and our client’s other agencies (i.e. creative).
  • Fully immerse yourself in the Wavemaker tools and systems including WMOS, INCA, iDOOH and Xaxis ensuring you have a strong understanding.
  • Embrace the WM ethos of Positive Provocation. 



Required Skills/Experience

  • Have a basic understanding of the role of each media within the purchase journey.
  • A passion for delivering outstanding client service.
  • Be curious.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident user of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Time management and prioritisation of workload.
  • Experience using industry tools such as AdDynamix, MXStats, Media Explorer etc... (preferred but not essential)